RCLANG 324 - Readings in Spanish
Section: 002 Capitalism and Revolutions
Term: FA 2010
Subject: RC Languages (RCLANG)
Department: LSA Residential College
Course Note:
Residential College students have registration priority. Interested non-RC students should contact the instructor or the program head, Olga Lopez-Cotin (olcotin@umich.edu). Prerequisites: RC proficiency or successful completion of SPANISH 275 and 276.
Credits:
4
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Proficiency test. Permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Throughout history capitalism has been characterized as the most effective and humane social economic system. According to many, this system is the only one capable to solve most social problems, and also to ensure that human activities are oriented towards efficiency and happiness. However, since the very beginning of capitalism, societies have known not only periods of economic growth and stability but also several periods of social unrest, economic depressions, world wars and revolutions. This seminar will focus on the review of Latino American historical information to understand the situations that emerge when capitalism has failed to fulfill its promises (revolutions, military dictatorships, caudillaje, etc). We will review several study cases: the Mexican revolution during the first part of the XX century and the Cuban revolution in 1959. The Venezuelan and Ecuatorian governments correspond to current study cases where two democratically elected governments are pursuing an alternative system to capitalism. Documentaries will complement readings and final evaluation will be based on student participation, three academic papers and a class presentation.

Interested non-RC students should contact the instructor or the program head, Olga Lopez-Cotin (olcotin@umich.edu).

Prerequisites: RC proficiency or successful completion of Spanish 275 and 276.

RCLANG 324 - Readings in Spanish
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MTuTh 12:00PM - 1:00PM
002 (SEM)
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20043
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15RC Ugrd
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MTuTh 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: Understanding Globalization: New and Old Relations Between USA and Latin America
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MWF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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